I thank Ivan McKee for bringing this debate to the chamber. It is fair to say that he has always championed the issue, including before the current crisis that is unfolding. On 21 November last year, I stood in the chamber and fully condemned the Hamas terrorist attack on Israel and the following collective punishment of the Palestinian people by Israel. I said that all hostages must be...
As others have said, reform in this area is overdue. Proposals to change the current regulation of legal services began nearly a decade ago in 2015, when the Law Society of Scotland’s case for change paper was submitted. What followed was an independent review of the regulation of legal services in Scotland, which made 40 recommendations that sought to modernise the current regulatory...
I urge members to agree the bill’s general principles. There is much work to do to get the bill to where we want it to be at stage 2, and the minister has committed to doing that. I hope that, today, we will agree to those principles, as that will allow us to move forward.
Scottish National Party MSP for Coatbridge and Chryston
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 7 May 2016 — Election
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